Posted by: Ashley | April 9, 2014

Preservation Week Webinars from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services

[This event news comes from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.]

Preservation Week  is a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), and will be held April 27-May 3, 2014.

Two free webinars will offered during that week: on April 29 affordable ways to preserve family keepsakes will be highlighted and on May 1, the session will cover the best ways to preserve scrapbooks. The webinars will each begin at 1 p.m. CDT and will last about one hour. Registration is required. To register and learn more go to ALCTS Events.

The webinars are:

Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives  (Tuesday, April 29). Presented by Karen E. K. Brown, preservation librarian for the University at Albany, SUNY University Libraries. What can we do to protect our collectables from damage even if we don’t think we have a perfect place to keep them? Learn about possible risks from handling and the environment, and practical, inexpensive ideas to keep collections safe to help ensure what you have can be shared for many years to come.

Preserving Scrapbooks  (Thursday, May 1). Presented by Melissa Tedone, conservator at Iowa State University Library. Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials. Learn about common problems with long-term preservation of scrapbooks and identify the most stable materials and bindings for new scrapbooks.

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